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Workforce Program A Big Hit With Local Manufacturers

Friday, July 22, 2016 | Workforce Development
43 Clark County manufacturers are taking advantage of the Make it in Washington program This post originally appeared in a July 15, 2016 issue of The Vancouver Business Journal. The loss of Ame... Read More

What’s next for Southwest Washington’s manufacturing scene?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | News Release
While the last few years have been vital for manufacturing in Southwest Washington, leaders in economic development are busy working to grow the industry now and in the years to come. To do that, of... Read More

How Next-Gen Lean Can Save Defense Manufacturers

Impact Washington is working to save family wage jobs through the Defense Manufacturing Pilot Program Thousands of Washingtonians count on small and medium-size manufacturers for family wage jobs. Bu... Read More

Announcing the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | News Release
At Impact Washington, our mission is to help Manufacturing companies in Washington State grow. I’m excited to announce a new partner program that is aligned with this mission, the National Netwo... Read More

Impact Washington Gets New Home

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | News Release
  For most of its 18-plus years of existence, Impact Washington, the manufacturing extension organization for the state, has been based in Mukilteo. As of June 1, though, Impact Washington wi... Read More

Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

Governor Jay Inslee, Puget Sound Regional Council and Impact Washington rolled out results of a pilot project that will save over $1 million annually for six defense manufacturers and will result in a... Read More

Are You Aware Of The Latest ISO Certification Requirements?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Operational Excellence
Are you aware of the latest ISO certification requirements? ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more effi... Read More

Washington Manufacturing Awards 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | News Release
Last week, Seattle Business magazine honored 15 pioneering companies at its annual Washington Manufacturing Awards gala. The event attracted 300 business leaders from across the state. The diversity o... Read More

The Wisdom of Andy Grove

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | News Release
Want to create manufacturing jobs in the US? Ask someone besides a politician how to make it happen: Ask someone who does it. T. Grove didn’t pursue these goals for political reasons or do it ... Read More

Skills for Growth – Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Workforce Development, Growth and Innovation
By Pete Carlson (President of Regional Growth Strategies) A new skill development system is beginning in regions across the US. Its defining feature is demand-driven – that is, it focuses on g... Read More